Disaster Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Megathread - because you guys can't shut up about this chick

Should we abolish ICE and exempt Latinos from immigration laws?

  • Yes

    Votes: 19 3.1%
  • No

    Votes: 74 12.2%
  • No Human Is Illegal

    Votes: 23 3.8%
  • Hahahahahahahaha :story:

    Votes: 116 19.1%
  • Someone needs to tard-wrangle AOC, Tlaib, and Omar

    Votes: 250 41.3%
  • Breh

    Votes: 17 2.8%
  • Brah

    Votes: 26 4.3%
  • Bruh

    Votes: 81 13.4%

  • Total voters
    606

The Jumping Dwarf

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I honestly only know about American politics from what I read on the Internet but since we all love shitting on leftists I figured we'd get a kick out of this. Also it's trending on Twitter so you know it's important.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/us-rep-joe-crowley-defeated-in-democratic-primary-in-ny/2018/06/26/8296e11a-79af-11e8-ac4e-421ef7165923_story.html?noredirect=on&noredirect=on&utm_term=.960552c9ba53

NEW YORK — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old political novice running on a low budget and an unabashedly liberal platform, upset longtime U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley on Tuesday in the Democratic congressional primary in New York.

The surprise victory by the community organizer in a district that includes parts of the Bronx and Queens came after an energetic, grassroots campaign that mustered more than enough support in a low-turnout race that many had expected to be an easy win for Crowley, a member of the Democratic House leadership.

“The community is ready for a movement of economic and social justice. That is what we tried to deliver,” said Ocasio-Cortez, who has never held elected office and whose candidacy attracted only modest media attention.

She told The Associated Press after her victory that she didn’t have enough money to do polling in the race, but felt in her gut that her message had a chance to connect.

“I live in this community. I organized in this community. I felt the absence of the incumbent. I knew he didn’t have a strong presence,” she said.

Crowley has been in Congress since 1999 and hadn’t faced an opponent in a primary election since 2004, when Ocasio-Cortez was just a teenager. He was considered a candidate to become the next House speaker if Democrats win the majority.

“It’s not about me,” Crowley, 56, told his supporters at a campaign party following his loss. “It’s about America. I want nothing but the best for Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. I want her to be victorious.”

He later played guitar with a band at the election night gathering, and dedicated the first song, Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” to Ocasio-Cortez.

Crowley represents New York’s 14th Congressional District, where he is also the leader of the Queens Democratic party.

Ocasio-Cortez was outspent by an 18-1 margin during her race but won the endorsement of some influential groups on the party’s far left, including MoveOn, as well as the actress Cynthia Nixon, who is running for governor. She defeated Crowley by 15 percentage points.

Born in the Bronx to a mother from Puerto Rico and a father who died in 2008, Ocasio-Cortez said she decided to challenge Crowley to push a more progressive stance on economic and other issues.

She attended Boston University, where she earned degrees in economics and international relations, and also spent time working in the office of the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.

After graduating, she returned to the Bronx where she became a community organizer. In the 2016 presidential campaign she worked for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Among her issues is expanding the Medicare program to people of all ages and abolishing Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. She recently went to Tornillo, Texas, to protest against policies that have separated parents from their children at the southern U.S. border.

Ocasio-Cortez gained some internet attention for a campaign video called “The Courage to Change,” a two-minute spot for which she wrote the script and featured footage from her own home.

Crowley is chair of the House Democratic Caucus, the fourth-highest ranking position in Democratic leadership in that chamber of Congress.

His loss drew the attention of President Donald Trump.

“Wow! Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley, who many expected was going to take Nancy Pelosi’s place, just LOST his primary election. In other words, he’s out! That is a big one that nobody saw happening. Perhaps he should have been nicer, and more respectful, to his President!” he tweeted.

The Republican candidate for the office, Anthony Pappas, is running unopposed and had no primary. Pappas teaches economics at St. John’s University.
She was a Bernie campaigner, is supported by BLM, and wants to abolish Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Also this was in a solid-blue Congressional District so you know she's a shoo-in for next Congress.

But hey, we did get to see Trump laugh at Crowley on Twitter.
 

GabeRegan

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Interesting, I see two scenarios for her going forward. If she wins she probably won't be very popular with the Democratic leadership since you know a lot of resources and favors were called in during Crowley's bid to replace Peolosi, and now all that work is wasted because it was his turn.

The second, and long shot in my opinion, is she ends up turning off so many regular voters with her crazy that they end up voting for the Republican candidate.
 

AnOminous

do you see what happens
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There was barely any voter turnout in her district this year, and she's actively, openly anti-ICE. I sincerely, genuinely hope that they keep pushing more and more of these young, know-nothing Communists and Socialists right to the top of the stack. It's perfect.
That's what Hillary supporters were saying about Trump getting the nomination three years ago.
 

It's HK-47

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That's what Hillary supporters were saying about Trump getting the nomination three years ago.
I'm mostly astounded by the turnout because allegedly the Democratic bases are supposed to be the most energized that they've ever been, judging by how routinely we keep hearing about the Blue Wave, but then even in deeply Democrat-oriented districts we're routinely seeing abnormally-low numbers in quite a few of the primaries, now. Granted, the turnout for primaries is very different from the turnout you see in the actual elections, but I'm still fascinated by just how low some of these are.
 

Absolutego

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I'm mostly astounded by the turnout because allegedly the Democratic bases are supposed to be the most energized that they've ever been, judging by how routinely we keep hearing about the Blue Wave, but then even in deeply Democrat-oriented districts we're routinely seeing abnormally-low numbers in quite a few of the primaries, now. Granted, the turnout for primaries is very different from the turnout you see in the actual elections, but I'm still fascinated by just how low some of these are.
The Blue Wave has always been a pipe dream, if not deliberate propaganda/damage control, in wake of the 2016 election and how the DNC handled their loss. Low turnout is easily explained by a) the party being deeply divided after a particularly bitter primary, b) there being less than even a token attempt to reform the party beyond "fuck drumpf!!", c) regular, embarrassing hysterics since the election that are driving moderates to register as independent and lose primary voting rights, and d) it's a primary for a midterm election, the kind of election Democrats historically have terrible turnout for because of their reliance on the youth vote.

Republicans bounced back so quickly after 2008 because their candidate wasn't deeply unpopular within the party and because old people are more civically engaged (or have nothing else to do) and get out and vote. Democrats aren't likely to get their own version of the 2010 midterms under Trump unless something amazing happens and they manage to lose gracefully to him in 2020 and energize their base for 2022. I expect they'll get a similar version of the 2006 midterms where there's a very slight change in the House and Senate to put them in the majority mostly because people are sick of 6 years of the current administration.
 

Dynastia

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I'm mostly astounded by the turnout because allegedly the Democratic bases are supposed to be the most energized that they've ever been, judging by how routinely we keep hearing about the Blue Wave, but then even in deeply Democrat-oriented districts we're routinely seeing abnormally-low numbers in quite a few of the primaries, now. Granted, the turnout for primaries is very different from the turnout you see in the actual elections, but I'm still fascinated by just how low some of these are.
I also have my doubts about the "blue wave", but it's clearly all about voting against red, not voting for the blue. The DNC are garbage and nobody wants to vote for them because they're cocksucking dogshit, so you'll really have to wait for an election to gauge just how eager people are to vote the other team of cocksuckers out.
 

Goofy Logic

Is this thing working right?
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I'm mostly astounded by the turnout because allegedly the Democratic bases are supposed to be the most energized that they've ever been, judging by how routinely we keep hearing about the Blue Wave, but then even in deeply Democrat-oriented districts we're routinely seeing abnormally-low numbers in quite a few of the primaries, now. Granted, the turnout for primaries is very different from the turnout you see in the actual elections, but I'm still fascinated by just how low some of these are.
Everybody is too busy protesting about Drumph to remember how to vote.
 

Xarpho

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With weird things like this, I don't suppose it's too implausible for someone like Brianna Wu to win a primary--if Wu had spent less time on Twitter and maybe actually spent time building a comprehensive campaign fund instead of using every legal avenue to embezzle that while treating every misled soul that actually did want to help like dirt...maybe, MAYBE Wu could've had a chance at beating Lynch.
 

Furina

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they manage to lose gracefully to him in 2020 and energize their base for 2022.
No way that's going to happen. They lost their shit the first time he won, and haven't stopped screaming about how it was rigged. If Trump gets in a second time, they'll have a collective aneurysm/explosive prolapse. They didn't learn their lesson the first time, so the second also is going to sting all the words.
 

Absolutego

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No way that's going to happen. They lost their shit the first time he won, and haven't stopped screaming about how it was rigged. If Trump gets in a second time, they'll have a collective aneurysm/explosive prolapse. They didn't learn their lesson the first time, so the second also is going to sting all the words.
There's a reason I prefaced it with "unless something amazing happens".
 

PortsideDave

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There was barely any voter turnout in her district this year, and she's actively, openly anti-ICE. I sincerely, genuinely hope that they keep pushing more and more of these young, know-nothing Communists and Socialists right to the top of the stack. It's perfect.
20 pesos says she hates ICE because she's here illegally or has relations with illegals in some way. Also
>democratic
>socialism
Pick one
 

mindlessobserver

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This is a good thing. The democrats need to shed their neolib corporatism to have any chance of competing against the republicans. "The exact same thing as them but with empty progressive platitudes" is a garbage platform.
Replacing their platform with racial and gender communism is not a good thing though. I would be all for the Democrats to be an actual Democratic Socialist party that have been a more European thing, but when they combine it with these weird identity politics I cannot really get on board. Particular since my particular race and gender is slated for the gulag according to them.
 

BillyGoat2

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No way that's going to happen. They lost their shit the first time he won, and haven't stopped screaming about how it was rigged. If Trump gets in a second time, they'll have a collective aneurysm/explosive prolapse. They didn't learn their lesson the first time, so the second also is going to sting all the words.
there was already issues with voter fraud. you think after the first time they lost their shit there will Ever be a second time?

there wont be. these crazy fucks will be ruling us after 2020 and onward.
 
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